MESSY MARV Biography
Messy Marv (born Marvin Watson) is a rapper from the Fillmore District of San Francisco, California.
Marvin claims to not have taken rap seriously when his first record Messy Situationz, which was released in 1996. It sold only 15,000 units but lead to the collaboration with fellow Fillmore rapper and cousin San Quinn to record their classic album Explosive Mode in 1997 which has sold over 50,000 copies.
Though introduced to the rap life Messy was still living out of his car, "doing very bad things" as he states it. It was at this point that his cousin, San Quinn took him in so he could clean up. Messy Marv has admitted to being a cocaine dealer and abuser, he states it was inherited to him. He is known to comment on his mothers cocaine addiction in many songs but he has not confirmed that it had anything to do with his own substance abuse.
Despite being recognized as a classic hit in the bay area he was unable to leave his criminal life behind and this finally caught up to him in 2001 when jumping out of a fourth floor window he broke both his legs, crushed his foot and lost a lot of blood.[clarify] In one of his video from the Still Explosive album of 2001 he can be seen exiting the hospital in a wheel chair, he was confined to this wheelchair for 6 months before he could walk again. During this time he actually continued to perform on stage.
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